Mallorcan gastronomy has historically been tied to its history. It is the result of the heritage of the Roman, Hebrew, Muslim and Catalan cultures, and also the result of the English, German and even Asian current gastronomic influence.
The main Mallorcan dishes are deeply rooted to the folk culture.
Vegetables are basic ingredients in the local recipes. Apart from the sopes mallorquines (made from vegetables and brown bread), there are two other typical dishes, the tumbet, on the one hand, which includes fried aubergines, potatoes, peppers and tomatoes, and the frit mallorquí, on the other hand, with vegetables and offal. Buying fresh vegetables and fruit at Mercat de l’Olivar in Palma, as well as at the village markets on the island is always an interesting trip to make.
One of the most popular dishes is the frit mallorquí, with potatoes and peppers. It can be made of lamb, pork or seafood offal, as well as blood. In terms of meat, it is important to mention the popular roast suckling pig and the escaldums, which is a duck or turkey stew with potatoes and almonds. The pork loin with cabbage is also another speciality.
The Mallorcan sobrassada is also famous. It is made of pork minced meat, spices and red pepper.
People say that the most delicious dishes of the island’s gastronomy are made of fish and seafood. The caldereta de llagosta (lobster stew) is excellent both in Mallorca and Menorca, where the tastiest lobsters are caught. The red scorpion fish, the sole, the Sóller prawns, the Norway lobster, the red mullet, the sea bass and the comber fish of these waters, are delicious when griddled. It is also important to highlight the transparent goby croquettes.
In terms of pastry, the einsaïmada is very popular. It is made of a delicious mix of flour and pork lard. The small ones are eaten during breakfast and the big ones, filled with cabell d’àngel (literally “angel’s hair”) or sweet cream, are eaten as a dessert. The robiols are another speciality of the local pastry. They are filled with cottage cheese or marmalade. It is also important to mention the apricot or dried peach cake, which is eaten with ice cream. The almond ice cream is also another Mallorcan speciality. Do not forget to try the typical potato pies of Valldemossa, which are sweet and can also be purchased in other villages and towns in Mallorca. You also have to try the gató, a delicious almond cake with many calories that usually goes with a good raw almond ice cream. Finally, it is important to mention Can Joan de S’Aigo, a praiseworthy establishment.
In terms of our wines, it is necessary to highlight the great job that has been done in the last twenty years regarding the recuperation of the vineyards and the creation of numerous wineries that elaborate excellent wines. Ferrer, Pere Seda, Mesquida, Macià Batle, Ribas, Santa Catarina, Anima Negra and Son Bordils are only a few brands of our best wines.
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